Playboy Jazz Fest Schedule Announced

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The lineup has been announced for the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 13-14 at the Hollywood Bowl. Bill Cosby will serve as the emcee for both performances.

June 13 Schedule

Esperanza Spalding

The New Birth Brass Band (pictured)

Esperanza Spalding

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Jon Faddis

The Jack Sheldon Orchestra

Cos of Good Music (Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Anat Cohen, Luis Conte, Tanya Darby, Geoffrey Keezer)

The Jon Faddis Quartet

The Pete Escovedo Orchestra (featuring Sheila E.)

Jimmy Cobb’s “So What Band” (with Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis and Buster Williams)

The Neville Brothers

Summer Storm (Norman Brown, Wayman Tidale, Eric Darius and Gail Johnson).

The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jason Goldman).

June 14 Schedule

The Anat Cohen Quartet

The Dave Holland Big Band

King Sunny Ade

Monty Alexander’s Jazz & Roots

Oscar Hernandez and the Conga Room All-Stars

Alfredo Rodriguez

Wayne Shorter Quartet (w. Brian Blade, John Patitucci and Danilo Perez)

Patti Austin

Kenny G

The North Hollywood High School Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jonathan Kenion)

Tickets are now available through TicketMaster or the Festival website. Information at (310) 450-1173 or Playboy Jazz Festival.

(photo courtesy Playboy Jazz Festival)